Welcome to the early signing period, 2020 edition. Most prospects in this cycle will sign on Wednesday, narrowing the player pool for the traditional signing day in February.
Tennessee is expected to sign the bulk of their class today, mostly consisting of current commits. But there are several situations to watch today — we expect this class to grow throughout the afternoon.
Prospects to watch include four-star defensive end Morven Joseph, four-star defensive end Tyler Baron, three-star athlete Jimmy Holiday and three-star defensive tackle Reginald Perry.
As the news rolls in, we’ll update this post. A new article will be available for every new commitment that comes in today, which will be linked here as well.
Updates to follow (Newest information will appear first)
RECAP PODCAST: Here are the highlights from today, in podcast form.
3:15 — Morven Joseph is all Vol.
2:00 — Spraggins is in. That’s an even 20 on the day. Joseph is the only situation left to monitor. His decision should come around 4 p.m. ET.
1:15 — Just waiting on Javontez Spraggins to sign now. Four-star DE Morven Joseph will cap off the Tennessee storylines for the day at some point this afternoon. Joseph will be deciding between Tennessee, Florida State and Florida.
12:38 — Four-star DL Tyler Baron commits to Tennessee. Four-star center Cooper Mays signs right next to him at the same table.
12:24 — Athlete Jimmy Calloway has signed with Tennessee. This is a huge win for Pruitt and company as Calloway had tons of interest from around the SEC late. Note that he’s already being listed as a wide receiver.
11:35 — Four-star receiver Jalin Hyatt is official. Hyatt is one of my favorite signing in the entire class. Much needed game-breaking ability on the outside.
11:25 — Quarterback Harrison Bailey is in. No pressure, kid.
11:12 — And there we go. Four-star LB Martavius French is in, along with three-star LB Tamarion McDonald.
11:10 — Four-star LB Bryson Eason is official. Expect the other two linebackers from that Memphis trio to follow shortly.
11:05 — Four-star DL Dominic Bailey is in. He’s one of Tennessee’s longest standing commitments and plans to enroll early.
10:21 — RB Tee Hodge is official.
10:00 — Long snapper Will Albright is official.
9:51 — Three-star guard James Robinson is in.
9:42 — Three-star running back Jabari Small has signed.
9:41 — Tennessee’s top rated prospect, four-star Keshaun Lawrence, is in.
9:25 — Three-star athlete Jimmy Holiday flips from TCU to Tennessee. Holiday has been clocked at a 4.3 40 yard dash and played quarterback in high school.
9:20 — Four-star DT Omari Thomas has signed with Tennessee.
8:30 — Jay Hardy is not expected to sign with Auburn today. The in-state prospect chose Auburn over Tennessee a couple of months ago. It’s a win that Tennessee gets a few more weeks to try and flip him and keep him home.
8:01 — Three-star safety Doneiko Slaughter is in. Slaughter replaced Mordecai McDaniel in this class after McDaniel flipped to Florida.